Thanks for the reply.
I was replying to a post where bassaddicted said "The only noticeable benefit of balanced connections in a headphone setup would the the extra power." and the setups being compared were the
Modi Multibit + C-2 vs the NFB-1 amp and dac. It seems that the power from the NFB28 and 29 is the same, so I was extrapolating bassaddicted's advice to mean there's no benefit with the NFN28.
Ok thanks. 2 ohm output impedance is a bit high though, for some sensitive headphones.
Why is it a better preamp than the NFB29 - they're basically the same product aren't they? And although the SE output on the 28 is powerful, Audio-GD recommend getting the 29 if you're using SE headphones (I thought because the balanced circuitry in the 28 is better than the SE section of the 28). But if I can get cheap cables on flee bay (UK), I'm good with getting the 28.
Personally i like the 1 box solution for 2, don't think their's any real performance gain and it takes up much more space on your desk. even if you have lots of room and extra money i wouldn't go NFB-1/C2 because you can pick up a used master 11 for not much more.
Thanks. I'm planning to go for a one box solution - NFB28 or 29.
I'f fed-ex pulls my new NOS 11 out of whatever snow bank they lost it in i'll be selling my NFB-28 (2015) in a week or 2, in case anyone is interested.
Yep :) What's the difference with the 2015 model?